All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!
Grilled corn on the cob is one of my favorite side dishes. Slathered in butter, I could eat it at least once a day for an entire summer. I don’t always feel like eating it off the cob, so sometimes I pull out a knife and cut the kernels off the cob and onto my plate.
A knife works incredibly well for this task, but I can see why someone might want to use a corn stripper instead. Corn strippers are a little safer and you can hold the ear of corn instead of trying to balance it on a plate. I wouldn’t own one, but I can see how someone might have use for it.
What I don’t understand, though, is the Corn Kerneler:
With the Corn Kerneler, your ear of corn has to be exactly the same size as the opening in the middle of the doughnut. If your ear of corn is too big or too small, the blade doesn’t work because the opening isn’t adjustable. So, unless you take the Corn Kerneler with you to the grocery store when buying corn, it’s unlikely it’s going to work with every ear of corn you purchase. You’ll have to end up using a knife or a corn stripper on some of the ears, anyway.
Additionally, it looks like a pain to clean. I’m sticking with my knife, which I already own and which works with large and small ears of corn.